[Die Hexe and Me! – Kids Short Story]
(by Varuni, age 9 years, class 4, school Yuva Bharathi Coimbatore India)
Hi friends, I am Varuni again. Friends do not be afraid of Die Hexe because Die Hexe is my best friend and she loves kids very much. I will tell you how we became best friends!
I had many toys like The Russi Doll, Thomas the engine, Dr. Tete-tete, puppy Moti, Balloo Bear, Die Hexe… and many more. I loved all my toys and always I talk to them. But I did not like DIE HEXE at all because she was ugly and her clothes were dirty and patched. I would always say my mother to throw Die Hexe away. But my mother would always say “She may be very useful and helpful to you”, and my toys loved her very much, but they never said me this thing!! They would always be thinking a plan to make us friends because their friend Die Hexe was very sad that I did not like her at all.
Once, when I and Die Hexe slept, all my other toys made a plan. Then according to the plan all the toys went out of the window and hid the Russi Doll in the bushes. They knew that I love the Russi Doll very much. The next morning all the toys told me that my Russi Doll was lost! I was very shocked! When Die Hexe heard this, she went on her magic broom to search the Russi doll. She was not aware of toys’ plan and she could not see me sad so without saying anything to anyone she left for the search. I did not know that Die Hexe went to search. I sent my all other toys in search of Russi Doll. All the toys went to search and came back to me and as per plan said, “Sorry, we could not find Russi Doll anywhere”. I became very sad.
Poor Die Hexe, without eating anything she was just roaming around almost whole world in the search. She wanted to see me happy. All of sudden, I saw my Russi Doll sitting on Die Hexe’s magic broom. They both were coming. I was very surprised and happy. I thanked Die Hexe and said sorry for my bad behaviour. Die Hexe said “Oh, it is ok. We are friends now?
I said, “No, we are not friends… we are best friends.” …and hugged Die Hexe.
And this way we became best friends.